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  1. Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £30.00
    Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.


  2. Bartholomew's REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY For Tourists & Cyclists. Sheet 34. Dorset. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed, linen-backed and folding into decorative blue cloth wraps. c1918. £12.00

  3. Basire, Sculpt. S. EAST VIEW OF BINDON ABBEY belonging to T. Weld Esq. Copper engraving 7" x 9", plus wide margins. Volume and page number in small figures top right... together with... GROUND PLAN of Bindon Abbey. Engraved plan size 8" x 14", plus margins... together with... MILTON ABBEY DORSETSHIRE View in the Chancel. Lithograph, size 15" x 9", trimmed to border. 3 items. c1780 - c1840. £18.00
    View of Bindon Abbey shows two men sketching in foreground, ruin of Abbey, with house in middle distance.


  4. Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £16.00
    Includes two good views of Beale's shop.


  5. Bloxworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Second Edition 1902. £10.00
    Covers Bloxworth House, Morden, Black Heath.


  6. Bradpole ASSIGNMENT of a term of 1000 years in premises in Bradpole, Miss Tomlyn to Henry Templer. Large vellum sheet, size 23" x 29". 4 wax seals. 1835. £14.00
    The property was in Banack Street.


  7. Bradpole CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CARD 'Kindly Greetings from The Knapp, Bradpole.' Thick card, gilt-edged, size 4" x 6", actual photograph of a book-lined sitting room mounted on the card, with border, size 2" x 3", printed with greeting as above and the quote 'There is a pleasure in remembrance'. Crease across card just below bottom edge of photo. n.d. c1910? £8.00
    'The Knapp' was built by the controversial barrister, Alexander Meyrick Broadley.


  8. Bradpole LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Barrack Street in Bradpole, James Froom and Stephen Hussey to John Foot. Large vellum sheet, size 16" x 27". 3 wax seals. 1835. £14.00

  9. Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoint leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
    Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.


  10. Caundle Bishop WILL of Mary Fry of Caundle Bishop, widow. 3p., folio, closely written. 1830. £24.00
    Leaves her estate at Caundle Bishop to her niece Ann Peacock, an allowance and a bedstead and quilt to her servant, a sum for paying for blankets and clothes to be given to six poor widows of the parish, on St. Thomas's day, and a bequest of £750 to her late grandson's two illegitimate children by 'Mrs Maria Munro who lived with him', to be paid to the Governor of the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of 'placing them out as apprentices or otherwise for their advancement in the world.'


  11. Chardstock AGREEMENT for a Lease of messuage and land at Alson, John Stevens of Axminster to Philip Griffith of Lyme Regis. 3p, folio, including 12-line schedule with names of fields. 2 small splits at folds, outer sheet dusty. 1853. £10.00

  12. Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a cottage and four acres called Purdishay in Chardstock. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15". 1814. £16.00

  13. Dorchester DORCHESTER AUGUST SHEEP & RAM FAIR Catalogue of Messrs. Hy. Duke & Sons Sale... August 6th 1925. Sheet size 16" x 8", folds, printed on one side in two columns, listing names of sellers, with location, for Dorset Down Ewes, Grazing Sheep, Dorset Horn & rossbred sheep, etc. 1925. £10.00

  14. Dorchester GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 328. Coloured map, with key and section, scale 1" to 1 mile, area between borders 13" x 19". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, with Stanford label. Pub. 1904. £24.00
    Shows Wareham, Puddletown, Cerne Abbas.


  15. Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN Part the IVth. Containing Nearly The Whole Of DORSETSHIRE, with Portions of Adjoining Counties, Comprised in Plates No. 15, 16, 17, 18. Original buff wraps, size 27" x 40", sewn, finely engraved original octagonal label with title as above, with decoration of balls around the edge, small index map below title label. 6" repaired tear in front wrap from right edge, piece torn at corner of back wrap. Sheets XV, XVII, XVIII only, lacks sheet XVI (Poole). Printed on thick paper, strong black impressions. EARLIEST STATE, as described in Margary Vol. III. Published 1st August 1811 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £300.00
    Paper watermarked 1809.


  16. East Burton and Wool PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate including East Burton Dairy and Brookhill Farm.... Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Frome.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 21st September, 1929. Folio, 22pp., large folding plan loosely inserted. 1929. £24.00

  17. Evershott WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott. Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded. 1841. £12.00
    Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.


  18. Fifehead Neville CONVEYANCE of premises known as Home Farm, F. Wingfield Digby to E. Miller. 3p., sm. folio, typewritten, with coloured plan, scale 6" to a mile, on waxed cotton, size 10" x 9". 1918. £10.00

  19. Henbury Park, Charborough Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV S.W. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Contours in Red. Provisional Edition. Revision of 1926 with additions in 1938. £12.00

  20. Hinton St. Mary PROBATE COPY of the will of Robert Foot of Hinton Saint Mary, yeoman, 1818. 3p, large folio, held at top left corner with tie, folded with docket title on cover leaf. Probate copy of 1820. £22.00
    Bequeathes properties at Fifehead St. Quentin, his house at Hinton St. Quentin, house at Donhead St. Mary in Wiltshire, house at Brookhill in Donhead St. Andrew, etc. to his various children, watches to his grandchildren.


  21. Hinton St. Mary WILL of William Wadman of Hinton St. Mary, Carpenter. 1p., blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Wadman and three witnesses with wax seal. 1831. £16.00

  22. Kingston WILL of John Barns of Kingston in the Tything of Great Canford, yeoman. Extracted copy of 1811 of will made 1804. 5p., folio, folded, cover sheet with docket title. 1811. £20.00
    The executors with William Recks and Hookey King. Bequeathes his estate to his wife, money to his grandchildren. Andrew Barns Burlington was to have his clock and his feather bed.


  23. Leigh and Yetminster CONTRACT for sale and purchase of land at Leigh and Yetminster, Major F. Wingfield Digby and Mrs. E. King. 4p., folio, typed, small sketch map on tissue paper attached. 1918. £8.00

  24. Lydlinch DECLARATION of Robert Drake, of Poole, Pork Butcher, as to the heirs of his father's brother, Thomas Drake, of Lydlinch, yeoman. 3p., folio, folded. Gives information about the eleven children of Thomas, where they lived, where buried etc. 1853. £12.00

  25. Mabel Lucie Attwell POSTCARD Here's Lots of Good Luck from Bournemouth. Shows four postboys in blue carrying black cat in basket. Written in pencil but not used. n.d. £10.00

    DORSET Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  26. National Farmers' Union, Dorset County Branch CALENDAR BLOTTER FOR 1932-3. 4to, stiff green covers with photo of County Chairman, 7pp of local adverts, plus calendar, and information on branches etc. 1923. £7.00

  27. Netherbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Copyhold Estate in the Parish of Netherbury, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. F. Pittis, at the White Hart Inn, Beaminster... 24th day of November, 1830. 3pp., small folio, plus docket title, folded. With schedule of the fields, orchards etc. The purchase price, £3843.5s.0d, has been added in ink. 1830. £40.00
    The estate was called 'Perry's and Ford's', occupied by John Galpin, with a dwelling house and three cottages.


  28. Newman and Co. TWELVE VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND Twelve engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo album, blindstamped boards, both detached. Size of engraved surface 3" x 4". Light waterstain affecting most of plates, obtruding onto engraved surface. Front board detached. c1850. £18.00
    Includes Chiswell, Portland from the Nothe, Portland Castle and Railway Station, Chesil Beach with quarry working in foreground, Bow and Arrow castle.


  29. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured in blue wash, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury. Electrotyped 1872. £48.00
    Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove. The red line shows the railway branch line to Abbotsbury through Upwey, opened in 1885.


  30. Pouncy (B.T), engr. by SOUTH EAST VIEW OF CANFORD CHURCH IN DORSETSHIRE To Ralph Willett of Merly... this Plate Engraved at his Expence is Respectufully inscribed... engraving size 8" x 12", plus wide margins. Good large view of the church from across the graveyard, small figure near one tomb. Two small ink blots just below plate mark. n.d. c1810. £14.00

  31. Rack Close, Sherborne ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Edward Earl Digby to a Close called Rack Close.... agreed to be exchanged with Messrs. Stevens & Fooks for a Piece of Land called Purly. Folio, 2p. c1840. £10.00

  32. Sherborne ABSTRACT of the Title of Wm. Flooks to premises in Half Moon St., next to the King's Arms Inn, agreed to be sold to G.D.W. Digby. 3p. folio, in manuscript, copy deed of covenant for production of title deeds enclosed, 3p. 1861. £10.00

  33. Sherborne CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...' Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. January 1953. £12.00
    Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.


  34. Stockland DECLARATION of Jane Spicer of Chard about James Wakley of Exeter, Chinaman. Jane Spicer's niece had been Wakley's first wife. She says they had two children but they died in infancy. Manuscript, 1p. small folio. 1875. £8.00
    Possibly relates to a case where someone claimed to be a child of the first wife.


  35. Stourpaine LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal. 1727. £20.00

  36. Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £12.00
    Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.


  37. Thorncombe POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased. Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £24.00

  38. Thornhill AGREEMENT for the division of property of the late William Boucher of Thornhill House, William Douglas of the East India Company, now residing at Madras, and George Baker of Warwick. 10p. folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title, signed by Baker and Douglas's attorney. Attached with silk tape is Douglas's Power of Attorney to his Solicitors at Salisbury, 3p., large folio, thin blue paper, signed. 1852. £26.00
    Refers to Manor, Farms and Lands at Thornhill, together with lands lately purchased of the Marquis of Anglesey, as well as lands at Margaret Marsh, Lydlinch, Shaftesbury, and lands in Somerset.


  39. Tolpuddle PEDIGREE of Mrs Phillis March, Widow. Re. Browning decd. Manuscript on paper 10" x 23", folds, showing the children of James Frizzle and Mary Tice, with their baptism, marriage, death dates, and their spouses. 'Tollpuddle' is written on the back. n.d. c1860. £9.00

  40. Wambrook ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Misses Palmer and Trustees to a messuage and farm called Bewley Down in Wambrook. 27p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1857. £15.00
    Lists deeds from 1814 to 1849.


  41. Wambrook LEASE FOR A YEAR of plot of twelve acres late part of Bewley Down, Thomas Lawrence to William Palmer. Vellum, size 15" x 19", wax seal. 1814. £14.00

  42. Wambrook RELEASE IN FEE of Premises in Wambrook Dorset and Grant of a Right of Way, Isaac Deane and his Trustee to Revd. Wm. Palmer. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. With brief Schedule of deeds. Loosely inserted is LEASE FOR A YEAR, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. Ink slightly faded. 1814. £16.00
    The land comprised 30 acres part of allotments of land numbered on the map of inclosure, and bounded on by a piece of land called Buenos Ayres, and land belonging to Wadham College.


  43. Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00

  44. Wambrook RELEASE in Fee of a Piece of Land in Wambrook, Thomas Lawrence to the Revd. W. Palmer. Vellum, two large sheets, two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed at two folds. 1814. £18.00

  45. Wareham ASSIGNMENT of a piece of land at Wareham at the south side of West Street, Revd. H. Capel to R.C. Hutchings of Wareham. Vellum, 20" x 22", ink rubbed in parts. 1881. £8.00

  46. Wareham LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham. 1p., sm. folio. 1843. £10.00

  47. Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00

  48. Weymouth LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation. 16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. Vertical fold. 1925. £12.00

  49. Weymouth PROPOSED PLAN of Layout of the Weymouth Bay Estate. Estate Surveyors Jackson & Greenen, Bournemouth. Coloured plan, size 20" x 34", showing plots above Overcombe Beach, proposed Cliff Walk and Gardens, Recreation Ground, Charlbury Lodge, Jordon Farm, Preston. Each plot numbered. Some stamped 'Sold'. Folded to 8vo. Issued november 1926. £18.00

  50. Weymouth RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others. Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1739. 1796. £25.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.


  51. Wimborne area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheets XXIV S.W. (Henbury Park, Charborough Park), Sheet XXV S.E. Hinton Parva, High Hall, Sheet XXXIV N.W. (Shapwick, Sturminster Marshall), Sheet XXVI N.W. Chalbury, Horton, Sheet XXV N.E. (More Crichel, Witchhampton), Sheet XLII N.E. (Bloxworth), Sheet XVI S.W. (Wimborne St. Giles, Woodlands), Sheet VIII S.W. (Fontmell Magna, East Orchard). Three of the maps are 1929 editions with red contours. The others are Second Editions 1902. 8 maps. 1902-1929. £65.00

  52. Wimbourne PLAN OF WINBOURNE MINSTER copper engraved plan, covering the town from Walford Mill to Deans Court. Size 13" x 10", clipped to edge on left side. With Reference table giving index to buildings. Small compass rose with face of sun. n.d. late 18th century. £8.00
    Appears to have been taken from a book.


  53. Woodrow INSTRUCTIONS for Making Mr. Jo. Mitchell's Will. Manuscript 2p., written presumably by John Mitchell, setting out the bequests he wishes to put in his will. With amendments and underlining, and eccentric spelling. Names of Executors added in a different hand (presumably by the lawyer.) 1846. £18.00
    Leaves to his wife Sarah 'all that Woodrow Estate with house and a strip of land ajoining at my desise and 2 Cowes... all my house goods', leaves to his daughter Mary Strange 'that Estate at Woonston with house and orchid thereto about 40 ackers', and to his other daughter land at Okeford called Longclose and Newcross.


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